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Lens review

2014-04-15
 

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1. Introduction

The Nikon company is undoubtedly leading the way when it comes to general-purpose lenses designed for reflex cameras with APS-C/DX sensors. They have been launching devices with focal lengths starting from 18 mm and ending at several dozen or even several hundred millimeters quite regularly. They’ve been producing a few versions of the “kit” 18-55 mm, the 18-70 mm, very solidly made, the plastic 18-105 mm and the 18-135 mm. There have been also megazooms like the 18-200 mm or the 18-300 mm. In the majority of cases those are well done constructions with a good price/quality ratio.

When it seemed that Nikon have shown everything there was to show in that segment, in June 2013 the news about the launch of the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR went around the photographic world. At first glance you could say the producer simply duplicated the 18-135 mm and the 18-105 mm models already present on the market but that impression proved to be rather deceiving. Firstly the new lens’s build quality is better (metal mount plate). What’s more, it has the widest focal range and, in contrast to the 18-135 mm, it is equipped with optical stabilization. Its significantly higher price also indicates that better quality materials were used not only in the casing but also in optics.

Courtesy of the Fotozakupy.pl shop we were able to take a closer look at the new Nikkor and our impressions you can find in the following chapters – happy reading!

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - Introduction

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